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Chelsea to replace Mata with Barkley in the summer


The Daily Telegraph claim Chelsea are targeting Ross Barkley to replace Juan Mata, as Jose Mourinho is concerned about the number of homegrown players in his squad.

They won't get Barkley right now, because as much as anything he's injured, but they hope to make a move in the summer.

The paper reports: 'Chelsea have a close relationship with Everton, having sent striker Romelu Lukaku on loan to Goodison Park. Chairman Bruce Buck and technical director Michael Emenalo met Everton chairman Bill Kenwright in London recently, although the exact reason for the high-powered get-together is not known.

'What is clear is that Chelsea have earmarked Barkley as a key target and Mata's departure will free up cash and space in Mourinho's squad to try to get him.'

Source: http://www.football365.com/transfer-gossip/9129149/Some-Gossip-For-You


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TittleTan · Stockport County fan   In reply

@releasethekraken I can see why you say that but Jose has said he intends to bring more youngsters through to the first team. The next couple of seasons i expect 2-3 of the youngsters on loan make more of an impact in the first team squad.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@releasethekraken I agree I think if United and arsenal didn't have such a wealth of talent in his area I'd say they would progress him just as well. But they do.

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan   In reply

@TittleTan @jonevarro hard to see how we're going to see more players come through at chelsea over the next 3 years. with all the spending on players there's very little chance a young player will get any game time unless he goes on loan. unless they're special at a very young age. if youngsters want to make it they're better off leaving clubs like chelsea or man city. they just won't get a chance.

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

I hope he doesn't go to chelsea cause it would most likely ruin his career. especially if he goes this summer. he should stay at everton.

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Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

@TittleTan there's a reason he was played in the UCL at the age of 17. He's good just needs to concentrate on football more than his girlfriend

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan   In reply

@Jonevarro you are joking ? McEacran is awful! .. Over the next 3-4 years you'll see more players come through the club.

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Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

@Doozers20 there's others as well - Baker, Musonda, Boga, Feruz, Loftus-Cheek, Swift could all make the team. It all just depends how they develop. It's hard to say, a lot of them are in similar positions to Matic when he left, look how he progressed.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@Jonevarro ok I think a team needs 8. I also love hoe chelseas academy prospects are 'bench payers' and only 1 of them at that.

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Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

@Doozers20 absolutely, Ake/Chalobah/McEachran one of them should be a decent enough bench player in 1-2 years

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@Jonevarro that are home grown?

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Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

@Doozers20 there's players I'd prefer to have!

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@Jonevarro yeah I wouldn't pay that and I doubt they will.

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Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

@Doozers20 yes and I'm not denying he's good but have you seen the figures being talked about? £30-40m? They're having a laugh.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@Jonevarro lol have you watched Barkley play?

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Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

Ummmm no thank you.

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

A great replacement for Super Frank and i can see him coming straight in.

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TheWelshDragon · Cardiff City fan   In reply

@AFC_Harry34 He's an Arsenal fan apparently, don't know how true it is though.

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

Don't go Barkley! Don't go and sit on the bench then be loaned to a Championship club! Don't destroy your career! He loves Everton, I don't think he'd go

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